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Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Nov 1, 2023

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows program provides a fellowship opportunity for mid-career health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and healthcare policy. Individuals with diverse and unique perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply, and the foundation has an interest in rural.

Fellows will participate in the policy process at the federal level and will use that leadership experience to improve health, healthcare, and health policy. The experience is designed to prepare individuals with the skills needed to influence the future of public health and healthcare policy, as well as provide a way to advance their own career development.

The fellowship requires, at a minimum, a 12-month residential experience in Washington, D.C., with additional support for health policy leadership development activities.


Exceptional midcareer professionals from academic faculties, government, and nonprofit healthcare organizations are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application.

Applicants must have earned an advanced degree in one of the following disciplines:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Public health
  • Allied health professions
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Economics or other social sciences
  • Health services organization and administration
  • Social and behavioral health
  • Health law
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

$175,000 stipend per fellow over a period of 12–24 months for up to 8 fellows

Fellows will be directly reimbursed for relocation and approved housing expenses.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Allied health · Dental workforce · Health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare executives · Leadership · Nurses · Physicians · Policy · Public health

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